Photo Feature: Students return to campus for a historic fall semester

After quickly pivoting to remote learning in the middle of the 2020 spring semester, UCCS returned to the scene this fall and welcomed new students and current students back to campus.

Today, Aug. 28, 2020, marks the end of the first week of classes and the second week since move-in. Students, staff and members of the Mountain Lion community are seen around campus following social distancing guidelines and wearing their masks to “Protect the Pride” and help keep the campus open.

Student wearing a mask standing in front of building
A student makes his way to central campus rockin’ a UCCS hoodie and a mask.
Two people sit in chairs putting their thumbs up
Residence Life and Housing staff excitedly wait to check students in on move-in day.
Two people stand in front of a building. One person holds up a bag.
After purchasing textbooks from the UCCS Bookstore, two students head back to their dorms on move-in day.
Students walking down a path
Students walk down the path leading to the Residence Halls. It is recommended that face coverings also be worn while outside.
Two students sitting at desks
Two students take advantage of the spacious Student Life lounge to get some work done. The lounge has a capacity limit and students will be required to scan in at the front desk to access the space.
Two students study together inside the Kraemer Family Library. The building is open to current UCCS students, faculty, and staff. You must swipe in with your UCCS Lion OneCard and wear a face covering while inside as required by UCCS Safety Guidelines.
Three student
Three students work together outside of Cafe ’65 located in the University Center near Sanatorium Grounds.
Two people walking up a path with mountains in the background
Luggage and mini-fridge in hand, a student and their parent make their way to their dorm room on move-in day.
Person throwing bean bag
“UC Premiere Night was so fun! Hope you enjoy the t-shirts you guys won, and apply on the website!” – UCCS Student Government Association via Instagram
One person sitting at a desk next to someone standing
A student stops by the Excel Science Center for support from a tutor. The center provides academic support to students through remote tutoring in Microsoft Teams and in-person tutoring.
Four people stand together in front of a building.
Proud new Mountain Lion parents help their students move into their dorms on move-in day.
Person sitting at a table writing notes
Students spend time at the University Center. The UC hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
Photo of cars and people on a path in between buildings.
Students, parents and staff fill the walkway in between residence halls as they help incoming students move into their new home away from home.